AHOSKIE, NC – Carolyn Hill Edwards, age 78, passed away on February 20, 2021 at the Vidant Bertie Hospital of Windsor, NC.
Mrs. Edwards was born in Bertie County, NC, on September 11, 1942, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Virgie Lassiter Hill. Carolyn worked as an Administrative Assistant for Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital until her retirement. Carolyn enjoyed cooking, especially for family gatherings, because above all she loved her family. She enjoyed listening to the music and ministry of Jimmy Swaggert, using them as her spiritual guidance when she was unable to go to church at Carpenters Shop. His ministry probably reminded her of her younger years, when Carolyn and her sister, Diane enjoyed singing in a quartet in numerous churches in the area.
Besides her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 57 years, Whit Roy Edwards, Jr.; and son, Jeff Edwards, Sr.
Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Sheila L. Burgess and husband, Jamie of Charleston, SC; five grandsons, Jeff Edwards Jr. and wife, Emily and Joey Edwards and wife, Victoria of Ahoskie, NC, Austin Hoggard and Cole Hoggard of Seaboard, NC, and Hunter Burgess of Charleston, SC; a granddaughter, Brylee Burgess of Charleston, SC; two great granddaughters, Hayden Edwards and Shelby Edwards of Ahoskie, NC; a great grandson, Dallas Edwards of Ahoskie, NC; her sister, Diane H. Lassiter and husband, Donald of Aulander, NC; and her brother, Donald Hill and wife, Betty Ruth of Rocky Mount, NC.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with the celebration of life service to be held at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, with Rev. Dr. Wallace Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a wonderful godly woman. We have been gone from the Ahoskie area for over 20 years but have wonderful memories of worshiping at the Assembly of God Church with her many years ago. My sympathies to the family.
Diane, Donald and families The children of Carolyn and their families I want to send you my Love, Sympathies and Prayers So Sorry for your loss but rejoice for Heaven’s gain !! Surely she is in the presence of Jesus !
Carolyn has been almost a lifelong friend of mine and my immediate family! We all loved her ! We will be with her again soon to rejoice forever more! ❤️
Sheila your mom meant a great deal to my mom and dad her and your aunt and uncle.
Aunt Carolyn will be greatly missed. She was a loving, caring person devoted to her family and a prayer warrior. I remember her amazing food and laughter. We will meet again!
Our deepest sympathy to Carolyn’s family. She was a kind, loving person. We pray for peace and comfort for all of you in the days ahead. Keep all your special memories close in your heart. God bless.
I am sorry to hear of Ms. Carolyn’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at the hospital so many years ago. She was such a wonderful lady. Condolences to the family.
Many great times chatting & sometimes crying together with Carolyn. She was a great person.
Allen & I are so sorry for ur loss. I remember when Carolyn was working at Ahoskie Christian School. I always enjoyed times when we could have good talk & cry sometimes. I really love Carolyn & each of u.
To the Family, so sorry for your loss.Carolyn was such a sweet person, I have known her for many years, worked with her, attended church with her. A long time life friend.I’m sure she will be missed by many.My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
We are thinking and praying for all the family left behind.